Walking 24,000 miles to teach a love of life
Over the past 10 years Steve Fugate Sr. has walked almost 25,000 miles, through 46 states, and worn out 32 pairs of shoes. He did it all with a sign over his head saying, simply, “Love Life.”
Unbelievable. Steve’s 24,000-mile journey is about the same as walking the circumference of the Earth at the equator. You may be wondering why. You see, in 1999 Steve lost his only son “Stevie” to suicide. Then in 2005, Steve lost his daughter to an accidental drug overdose. Steve walks for both his children. His goal – his mission – is to teach his love of life to everyone he meets. And so, he walked. This has been part of his holy adventure, as Steve says, “to prove to himself that he could still function as a human being” in the midst of his deep grief.